Pia Schwarz Lausten

Pia Schwarz Lausten

Associate Professor

Associate Professor at ENGEROM since 2010.


Previous employment history: 

1992-3 Maternity leave; 1994-6 teaching assistant; 1997-2000 phd fellow; 2001-3 external lecturer; 2003-4 Senior Researcher at the Danish Centre for Studies in the Humanities, Copenhagen); 2004-5 external lecturer 2005-7; postdoc funded by Carlsberg Foundation; 2007 Maternity leave (January-October); 2007-2010 postdoc  funded by the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication (FKK).   

Membership of boards and administrative positions

Member of Forum for Renaissance Studies 2010-; Referee in peer-review panel for the series Moving Texts/Testi mobili at Peter Lang (2010-); Editorial boardmember of scientific journal Revue Romane 2012-; Boardmember of Togeby Foundation 2013-; Head and founder of Centre for Renaissance Studies 2013-; Boardmember of committe of PhD evaluation, Bergen University (2013); Boardmember of evaluation committe for associate professorship, Bergen University (2014); Member of the steering group of Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS) 2013-; PhD coordinator at ENGEROM 2015-; Member of the PhD council of the Faculty of Humanities 2017-; 

Prizes, honors or awards

Grants to publish academic books: C.L. Davids Foundation and Collection, Knud V. Henders Foundation, Lilian and Dan Fink’s Foundation, Birthe and Knud Togeby’s Foundation, Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse, Landsdommer V. Gieses Legat.


Other grants: UBVA, ‘Udvalget til Beskyttelse af Videnskabeligt Arbejde’ (2006: in honor of the book L'uomo inquieto. Identità e alterità nell'opera di Antonio Tabucchi), Krista and Viggo Petersen’s Foundation (1993, 1997), Queen Ingrid’s Roman Foundation (1998), The silver medal of the University of Copenhagen (1992), Director Ib Henriksen’s Foundation in occasion of the Silver Medal of UCPH (1992), Knud Højgaard’s Foundation; Scholarship from the Italian State (1989), Det Danske Kriminalakademis Diplom 2011 for the book (edited with Anders Toftgaard) En verden af krimier (Aarhus: Klim 2010).

Activities outside academia


2011-2017 Boardmember and treasurer of Danish Association for Italian Teachers

1997-2004 Consultant at the publisher Aschehoug (since 2002 Athene).

1997-2000 Reviewer of Italian literature at Berlingske Tidende.

1991- Teacher at the People's University in Copenhagen, Odense, Ålborg, Helsingør, Århus, as well as The Danish Library School, The Libraries of Århus, the Association of Italian Teachers etc in seminars about Modern Italian Literature (e.g. Pirandello, Sciascia, Levi, Calvino, Celati, Vassalli, Tabucchi, Tamaro, Ferrante, Lakhous).  

1990-1996 Interpreter at ICE (Istituto Italiano di Commercio Estero).


MA, Ph.D.

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